Stories tagged with: Tobacco

February 4, 2014 - 5:05pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

Despite efforts to prevent smoking, it's still an ongoing problem. Kylie Jones, a Health Educator at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, said part of the reason is due to a lack of funding, making it difficult "to fight the battle of tobacco use."

Jones said, "It's the people starting younger and then becoming tobacco users for a lifetime. But if we can kind of decrease the amount of youth that are starting, like I said, younger than 26. They have a...

June 27, 2010 - 6:12pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Licking County wants to highlight the community and how its residents are choosing to be tobacco, alcohol, and drug free.

The health department cites that each day about 3,000 kids pick up and smoke their first cigarette. It will ultimately lead to 1/3 of those kids dying from tobacco-related illnesses, and Health Commissioner Joe Ebel says tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death.

The county is also hoping to promote a more healthy lifestyle onto residents. That'...

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